DECLUTTER & DE­SIGN TIPS

Homes+ (Australia) - - READER REVAMPS & RENOS MAKEOVERS -

1 In a shared liv­ing space, sep­a­rate the kids from the adults by zon­ing off ar­eas with clever place­ment of fur­ni­ture, dé­cor, stor­age fea­tures, rugs or a par­ti­tion wall. The par­ents get a “grown-up space” and the lit­tlies have their safe space with ev­ery­thing they need for play­time or school work.

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Kids learn good habits early, so make sure their toy stor­age area is ac­ces­si­ble to them – at their height and easy and safe to open or close so they can put away their play­things.

3 Read­ing is an im­por­tant part of a child’s rou­tine. Cre­ate a vis­i­ble li­brary space where they can see eas­ily see and ac­cess their books. Here, we’ve dis­played a se­lec­tion of books on a nar­row shelv­ing sys­tem near a stor­age cab­i­net that dou­bles as a bench.

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Par­ents who work in a liv­ing area near their kids need a sys­tem for their “mo­bile of­fice”. A des­ig­nated cup­board or set of shelves with boxes, bas­kets or trays that can be eas­ily taken out and put back works well and keeps work away from lit­tle hands.

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